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City View Tavern

403 Oregon St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1620
513-241-8439
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Ranked #242 of 1,722 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Vegetarian, Bar
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Description: In business since 1875, and located in a residential area, City View Tavern perches about half way down the western slope of Mt. Adams. The beer is cold, the food is very good, and the view of downtown Cincinnati, the Ohio River, and Northern Kentucky is spectacular.
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Lakeville, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you want a great burger, bloody mary, and view of Cincinnati, this is your place. The PB&B is delicious and the bloodys are nice and spicy. Can't ask for a nicer view of downtown Cincinnati.

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Deb H, Owner at City View Tavern, responded to this review

We always like to hear that our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Thank you for your positive words and review ... your feedback is important to us. We hope you like us enough to keep coming back! More

Stockton, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Silas makes an excellent burger and a even better Maple Bourbon Gingerale! Don't forget to enjoy the patio view!

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Deb H, Owner at City View Tavern, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, AND the Maple Lemonade! Thanks for the positive review. We try to make sure everyone has a positive experience. We hope you visit us again! More

Lebanon, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Every time we take a day off, we drive an hour to get here. The view, the Big Ted burger, and a great bloody mary make for an overall 5 rating. We always get down around 11:30 before the deck gets too crowded and the bartender always treats us like welcome guests.

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Deb H, Owner at City View Tavern, responded to this review

We're proud as can be that you spend you day off with us! Folks like you make it worth opening every day. We treat you like welcome guests because you ARE welcome guests! Thanx for the positive words and rating! More

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Wonderful little neighborhood hang-out with the best burgers in the City. It's the kind of place where strings talk to each other, and you find out there are way less than six degrees of separation. Add in the view and it's a great package

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Deb H, Owner at City View Tavern, responded to this review

Thanx for your kind words and positive rating! It makes us feel great that folks like you appreciate our hard work, and tell others about their experience. We hope you visit often ... we love serving happy people!! More

Cincinnati Ohio
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

It almost sounds repetitive to call City View a great little dive bar but that sums it up. On a Friday evening boys' night out, we headed to Mt. Adams to explore this venue which has quite a good reputation for beer, burgers, and food. We weren't disappointed. Although limited, the draught beer selection is good and covers the gamut... More

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We went to the City View Tavern one afternoon in August to check it out during a visit to Cincinnati. Cold beer and good burgers, with a spectacular view of the city. It also boasts a very inexpensive jukebox with a great selection of tunes. It has all of the hallmarks of a great dive bar, and we enjoyed our... More

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Deb H, Owner at City View Tavern, responded to this review

I discussed your review with Dwight, and made it very clear that I was beyond disappointed, way beyond angry, and that response to your review was on him. I've copied it word for word as follows: "Dear TexasHoustonFamily, My name is Dwight and I would like to take a moment of your time to respond to your review of City... More

Centerville, Ohio
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We came to City View on a recommendation of someone after a Red's game. The bar itself is basic, no table service, etc. The inside of the place is your basic dive-bar. The reason to come here is the patio view. Great view of the city! The downside, is it is a very small patio. They have plenty of folding... More

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Deb H, Owner at City View Tavern, responded to this review

First, we'd like to thank you for your "4" rating. We were, however, disappointed that you didn't feel our burgers deserved more than a "3", as we've consistently received raves from both our customers, as well as publications, from local, to regional and national. If you'd be kind enough to contact me via email through our web site, I'd greatly... More

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were in Cincinnati, Ohio over Memorial Day Weekend for a baseball team for my son's travel baseball team. City View Tavern was one of the places that I said I definitely wanted to check out. My family went to City View on Saturday night after our baseball game. We got to sit outside on the patio and what a... More

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Deb H, Owner at City View Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, and taking the time to tell others of your experience at City View. We're happy you enjoyed yourself, as we try very hard to ensure our guests have a good time. The Pirates will be in town on dates in June, July, & September ... we think that'd be a good reason to visit us... More

Cincinnati, OH
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

What else can I say? This hole in the wall bar in Mt. Adams has the best view in town. Order a Hudy beer and sit out on the patio for spectacular views of downtown and the river. Perfection!

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Deb H, Owner at City View Tavern, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your experience at City View, and hope that you return often. We try for perfection, but we'll settle for excellence! Thanks. More

cincinnati, ohio
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

It only took one look out the picture window at the end of the bar for me to turn to the bartender and say, "How much are the tickets?" He immediately replied, "you'll have to call Debbie tomorrow." I was kidding, he wasn't. On Sunday night of Labor Day Weekend, WEBN, a local rock-n-roll radio station, sponsors what has become... More

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Deb H, Owner at City View Tavern, responded to this review

Sorry for our slow response to your kind words. We hope you've been back to see a sunset. Also, the city is quite beautiful on a winter night. More

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